Category Archives: 10to20 – still red

Wines available from UK independents at between £10 and £20

Chateau Musar Lebanon 2004

Chateau Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2004. Red Chateau Musar These wines (whites too) are released 7 years after vintage.  They can benefit from further ageing of 10-15 years after vintage Typical entry aromas on this wine are *volatile acidity or … Continue reading

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Faustino Edicion Especial 2001

Faustino, Edicion Special, DOCa Rioja, La Rioja, Spain, 2001 This wine: lot no. L73549, bottle no. 006789, 18 months ageing in French oak, then 20  months in bottle, before release, so this is a crianza, coated natural cork closure, 13.5% … Continue reading

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Berton Coonawarra Cabernet 2014

Berton Vineyard, Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia, Wine of Australia, 2014 On Coonawarra Coonawarra is on the Limestone Coast at the south-eastern extremity of South Australia, and so one of the coolest of this state’s vineyard areas. It is … Continue reading

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Plan Pegau VSIG France

Plan Pegau, VSIG, France, NV VSIG VSIG – Vins Sans Indication Geographique, is another term for Vin de France, or previously, table wine, the vintage year is not permitted on the label. This wine: from clayey soils. The lateral thinking label … Continue reading

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Cellier Princes Ch. du Pape 2013

Cellier des Princes a Courthezon (the sole appellation co-op), AOP Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, France, 2013 This wine: lot no. 143232, Ch. du Pape blend (though the pale hue suggests a preponderance of grenache noir), a period of oak barrel ageing, coated … Continue reading

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Corimbo Ribera del Duero 2011

Bodegas la Horra, Corimbo, DO Ribera del Duero, Castilla y Leon, Spain, 2011 Ribera del Duero This DO is for reds and rose only, lying at about 800m altitude, on complex soils. A continental climate, where in high summer the … Continue reading

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Amnesia Alentejano 2014

Agricola Monte Novo e Figuerinha, Amnesia Tinto, IGT Vinho Regional Alentejano, Portugal, 2014 This wine: lot no.94/2012, a blend of aragonez (aka tempranillo), cabernet sauvignon and syrah, 2+1 technical cork closure, 14% abv, Ann et Vin, £11.50 (05/17) Consumer tasting … Continue reading

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